Lisa Velasquez


Why do I enjoy my career in real estate here on the Big Island? Because it's different than any other place. The people drawn to this island are different than people in other markets. We have an immediate connection because of that. I understand why they are here, the lifestyle they are looking for and where they want to go in life.

I was not always a Realtor. Up until 2014 I was a Pediatric Anesthesiologist. Taking care of people in emotional and intense situations was my day to day for over 20 years. The strengths I brought to that job: compassion, focus, attention to detail, translate well to my new occupation. Even though I felt honored to care for my patients, I wanted to enjoy more of life. I left medicine, moved to Hawaii and helped my husband build our home on 10 acres in Hawi.

Buying land, designing a home and acting as your own contractor teaches a lot of valuable lessons about life in general as well as life on the Big Island. I feel I can offer meaningful advice on purchasing, making the big move and even building a home here.

Early in my training I was stationed on Oahu at Tripler and Schofield Barracks. That is when I first promised myself I would return for good some day and build a life here. That time is now and that place is Kohala. My passion is to help other people do the same. Whether they are born and raised here, looking for that place to call their own or newcomers searching for their ideal future, I want to be part of it.

My Blog Posts
Avoid the Work: Buy a Remodeled Home in Kona
So you’re looking for a home in Hawaii and notice there is not a lot of new construction, especially on …
Census 2020: Why It’s Important to Hawaii and You
The 2020 Census may be the furthest thing from your mind now that we are “living in a Covid world.” …
Living in Hawaii: Covid-19 and Island Life
Living on remote islands in the Pacific has certain advantages and a few disadvantages. Other than the obvious benefit of natural …

What my clients are saying...

Lisa recently helped me sell one condo and purchase another. She not only had to coordinate those two transactions but a third one as well from my buyers. Among Lisa's many strengths are her people skills and her ability to keep me informed. It's a stressful time not knowing if all of these sales were going to work out, not knowing if all of the other contingencies would fall through or go okay, and Lisa made sure that I knew what was happening every step of the way. Her local knowledge is excellent and her contacts in the area were very useful in wrangling all of these sales. Not only that but she really helped me out by helping me do some moving over several days before the main movers came. Now that's service. I can't recommend her enough even if you don't need help moving. She is simply outstanding.

— Elise Fulsang

I met with Lisa during a recent trip to Kona. I am just in the beginning stages of looking into investing in a home in Hawaii and wanted some insight into the realities of real estate on the Big Island. Lisa had excellent knowledge to share, but more importantly she was kind, honest, and an excellent listener - traits that I consider vital in a good real estate agent. When the time is right, there's no question that I want to work with Lisa to find a home.

— KK